Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Okay, so I have made this recipe a few times in the past couple weeks for various reasons. One, I made this as a cake for my son, Dylan's, birthday. It is his favorite cake and he likes it with raspberries and fresh mint leaves. I also made this for a fundraiser I did for

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Life is not about Answers

I am told that I am an ambitious person. I am not sure that that is true. I do know that I am not often satisfied. That is not to say that I don't find satisfaction in my work and with my family. It is more of a feeling that I want to continue to

Yoga Teacher-in-Training Sherry Pefine interviewed

I thought I would share a great blog post that I read recently. Sherry Pefine, has been practicing at O2 Yoga for many years. She is now in O2 Yoga teacher training and was interviewed about her experiences with yoga in general. Thanks Sherry for sharing this! Peace, Mimi

Vegan Boy

I want to celebrate my son Dylan on his 10th birthday.  He has made 2 choices of late which are worth noting; one to cut his waist length hair and donate it (, and the other was to become vegan. He decided to go vegan while we were still on our RV trip. I will

The Luxury of Yoga

The True Meaning of Vinyasa I ran a workshop this weekend to correspond with the monthly intensive.  This one was on the true definition of vinyasa. We got to talking about the meaning of yoga and why we do it. We talked about the breath and the locks, and the asanas and how they make

Hair today, Gone tomorrow

Today is the tenth birthday of my oldest son Dylan. I want to celebrate the birth of this very cool, unique individual. Our family homeschools which means we spend a lot of time together. Still, it goes by quick. I remember the day of his birth as it was yesterday. He has had long hair

Shoulds and Shouldn’ts

Do you ever get caught up in what you should be doing when you actually want to be doing something else?  Or that feeling that you are not doing enough of a certain thing or of anything? Blogging definitely brings this out in me.   I am often feeling like I should be writing more.  I

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Carrot Ginger Soup

I have always shied away from carrot soups because they seemed too thin or sweet or something. However, this recipe was inspired from a podcast I was listening to called Compassionate Cooks. Colleen Patrick Goudreau is an activist, cookbook writer, and all around cool person. Her podcast is called Vegetartian Food for Thought When

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Finding Inspiration

I sometimes wonder how and when a spark of inspiration will occur for myself and others.  As a teacher, I am always hoping to be an impetus for change.  As a yogi, I know that unattachment is key.  As Desnikachar puts it, "Our normal course of action is first to decide on a goal and


This recipe was originally taken from my friend, Kris Quinones' newsletter ( More on the story of this recipe on my other blog, It is yummy, healthy and relatively easy. There are two version below since my friend Kelly Halldorson made her own version. Take your pick or make both! Kris's Squasharoni Recipe Ingredients

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